Custody remand for fleeing driver accused

The man accused of leading police on a chase through the Bay of Plenty will remain in custody until his next court appearance.

The man was arrested this morning following a police chase which resulted in an officer suffering a broken leg.

The 31-year-old alleged offender appeared in Tauranga District Court this morning charged with driving while disqualified, dangerous driving, failing to stop and possession of a knife in a public place.

He allegedly also has two outstanding arrest warrants.

The driving charges stem from a pursuit which started in Ngongotaha at 2.40am.

Rotorua Area Commander Inspector Anaru Pewhairangi says the driver failed to stop and a pursuit was initiated through to the intersection of State Highway 29 and McLaren Falls Road.

“Road spikes were successfully deployed at the intersection and the driver eventually came to a stop.”

The accused driver is due to reappear in court tomorrow.

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Posted on 13-09-2018 13:09 | By Kancho

So any charges for reckless driving causing injury? Insurance for three vehicles mmm

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